LockHunter: Yet Another Free File Unlocker for Windows

Most of you already know about "Unlocker" which can help in moving, deleting files which are already in use by other processes:

Unlocker: File Unlocking Utility for Windows

Unlocker doesn't support 64-bit Windows, so here we are sharing another file unlocking software which supports both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows versions.

"LockHunter" is a free tool to delete files blocked by something you do not know. LockHunter is useful for fighting against malware, and other programs that are blocking files without a reason. Unlike other similar tools it deletes files into the recycle bin so you may restore them if deleted by mistake.

Features List:

  • Shows processes locking a file or folder
  • Allows to unlock, delete, copy or rename a locked file
  • Allows to kill locking process
  • Allows to remove locking processes from hard drive
  • Integrates in to Explorer menu
  • It deletes files into the recycle bin, so you may restore them if deleted by mistake
  • Supports both 32 and 64bit Windows

You can right-click on the file / folder which you want to unlock and select "What is locking this file / folder?" option. It'll launch LockHunter and you can see what is locking the file / folder:


It supports Windows 2000, XP, Server 2003, Vista, Server 2008 and 7. You can download it using following link:

Download Link

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  • Hello,

    I have installed LockHunter for file locking issues. But its not working. Operating system is Windows Server 2012 and 64bit.

    I can see that it works for 64-bit as well but not for windows server 2012 version?. If so could you please suggest any alterantive to resolve the file lock issues. we are working on this for long !

    Thanks in Advance !

  • VG

    ^^ Did you try Unlocker?


    Also HijackThis contains a separate tool to delete a system file on reboot.


  • Hello,

    Yes we have been using unlocker since beginning. Recently we changed our OS ( which is of windows server 2012 with 64 bit) and thenafter it stopped working. Now we are working on the software which works on this environment.

    Tried Lockhunter but it is also not working.

    wondering any software work the best for our requiremnt

    Thanks in Advance

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